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policies designed to protect people against arbitrary or discriminatory treatment by goverment officials or individuals
Equal Protection of the Laws
part of the fourteenth amendment emphasizing that the laws must provide equal protection to all people
Scott v. Sandford
supported slavery and stated that no black man had ower under a white government and that government had no power to ban slavery
Brown v. Board of Education
school segregation is unconstitutional because it violates the fourteenth amendment
Civil Rights Act of 1964
the law that made racial discrimination against any group in hotels, motels, and resturants illegal and forbade many forms of job discrimination
Voting Rights Act of 1965
designed to help end formal and informal barriers to African Americans suffrage
Americans with Disabilties Act of 1990
reduires businesses to make reasonable accomodations for people with diasabilities
policy designed to give special attention to or compensatory treatment of members of some previously disadvantaged group
Regents of the University of California v. Bakke
supreme court decision holding that a state university could not admit less qualified individuals solely because of their race
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